Published: December 11, 2009 at 5:11 pm
George Washington’s plan to invade Canada in 1775 ended in disaster.
Published: December 11, 2009 at 5:04 pm
In 1775 General George Washington issued rules for invading a foreign country: make friends with the locals, respect religious differences and don’t abuse prisoners.
Published: December 02, 2009 at 6:41 pm
Vote for the greatest spy movie of all time, from a list of the 100 Greatest Spy Movies compiled by the editors of American History magazine.
Published: November 24, 2009 at 4:42 pm
John Joseph Henry was a 16-year-old Pennsylvania rifleman who volunteered to serve under Colonel Benedict Arnold on an ill-fated march to Quebec in the autumn of 1775. Slogging through cold, snowy Maine, Arnold's men endured the unimaginable as their supplies …
Published: November 24, 2009 at 4:20 pm
Amelia Earhart followed a trail blazed by several daring women aviators.
Published: October 15, 2009 at 2:33 pm
James Mohr examines the history of American health care.
Published: September 24, 2009 at 2:45 pm
Suffragist Matilda Josyln Gage was the unlikely inspiration for L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Published: September 18, 2009 at 11:15 am
Interview with Joe Quattrone - 'Joe Q' - who has been helping the very powerful in Washington, D.C., to look their very best for nearly 40 years.
Published: July 29, 2009 at 12:16 pm
General Motors pulls the plug on Pontiac, the original American muscle car.
Published: July 29, 2009 at 12:10 pm
The 9 greatest Supreme Court justices of all time were bold thinkers who wouldn't survive today's confirmation process.
Published: July 07, 2009 at 6:44 pm
Four museums dedicated to presenting the life of Abraham Lincoln, each one different in character, are examined in detail, with photos.
Published: June 04, 2009 at 3:25 pm
Benjamin Franklin was the first to recognize that man and the environment depended on each other for survival.
Published: June 02, 2009 at 12:46 pm
Outlaws like John Dillinger and Bonnie and Clyde were heroes to Americans squeezed by hard times during the Great Depression.
Published: May 04, 2009 at 9:02 pm
Directors Ric Burns and Chris Eyre talk in an exclusive interview about the making of We Shall Remain and the determination to tell the story of Native Americans in a way it has never been told before, neither demonizing nor deifying their subject.
Published: April 28, 2009 at 11:25 am
The swine flu outbreak that now threatens to become a global crisis is eerily similar to the 1918 flu pandemic that killed 675,000 Americans. Are we in for a repeat of 1918? American History magazine’s story “The Enemy Within” looks back at those deadly days.
Published: April 07, 2009 at 4:10 pm
Simon Schama describes President George Washington’s 1790 visit to Newport, RI, to promote support for the Bill of Rights. His visit provoked an exchange with a member of the Touro Synagogue about the young country’s commitment to religious freedom.